Measuring Mighty Mitochondrial Energy – AHA! Mitochondric Life Discovery for October of 2020

The traditional nutrition facts chart on the containers of food and beverages need to become more sophisticated and relevant. The chart is based on calories that is a carryover from measuring exercise-related energy consumption. The nutrition facts chart for Watt-Ahh is zero calorie. In reality, the body’s energy breakdown of water can cause a net negative calories. We think that is not the case for Watt-Ahh since its super charged structure and efficient oxygen delivery immediately absorbs into the cells such that there is a net mitochondria energy potential (not simply measured by calories).

Watt-Ahh along with other consumable products that are proven to boost the mitochondria should be measured differently from simple calories and reflected accordingly on the nutrition facts chart … perhaps renamed the “Bioenergetic Facts Chart”.

What is a calorie?

A calorie is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from zero to one degree Celsius. A calorie shown on a nutrition chart is actually 1,000 times that of a calorie or what is also called a kilocalorie or a “nutritional calorie”. So a serving of 95 calories is actually 95 kilocalories.

How to Measure Mitochondrial Energy

The novel concept of a Bioenergetic Facts Chart on the labels of consumable products should be based on bioenergetic units (or mitochondrial ATP units produced) instead of calories. In reviewing several scientific reports, there are many methods, both in vitro (isolated mitochondria) and in vivo, for determining levels of mitochondrial respiration. For example, the efficiency of oxidative phosphorylation (electron transfer in the production of ATP) can be measured in isolated mitochondria within the laboratory using the high-resolution respirometry. The general concept underlying this method is to measure the amount of oxygen consumed for a given amount of ATP synthesized by the mitochondria.

Oxidation of glucose and fatty acids from the food and beverages we consume that support mitochondrial respiration, metabolism, production of reactive oxygen species, and programmed cellular life cycles … all essential biofunctions … would seem to be more nutritionally relevant for the human body when compared to that of calories.

All of the 2020 Mitochondric Life Series can be found here.

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